IYG Dividend Type Payments

iShares US Financial Services ETF dividend

Although IYG has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on iShares US Financial Services ETF to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Fri 4:16 PM ET):

iShares US Financial Services ETF (IYG)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
128.07 133.02 130.63 -0.90 51K - 0.0B

IYG Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With IYG at 130.63, here's a table showing how big the annual "dividend" (ie. total annual call premium received) would need to be to attain 3%, 5%, and 10% annual yields. Also shown is the equivalent number of cents/day necessary to achieve each yield:

Annual Yield Annual Premium Cents/Day
3% 3.92 1.1
5% 6.53 1.8
10% 13.06 3.6

So now we need to find out of the money covered calls that pay at least the prescribed cents/day amount of time premium. That will generate income and, because they are out of the money, leave room for some upside potential on the stock. Here are some examples:

3% Yield On IYG Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jun 21 136.00 0.50 36 1.4 2.98 (2.3%)
Jul 19 135.00 1.45 64 2.3 1.98 (1.5%)
5% Yield On IYG Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jun 21 135.00 0.80 36 2.2 1.98 (1.5%)
Jul 19 135.00 1.45 64 2.3 1.98 (1.5%)
10% Yield On IYG Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jun 21 133.00 1.50 36 4.1 0.00 (0.0%)

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